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PDFWAC 246-341-0734

Outpatient servicesโ€”Consumer-run recovery supportโ€”Clubhousesโ€”Certification process.

The department grants certification based on compliance with the minimum standards in WAC 246-341-0730 through 246-341-0736.
(1) To be certified to provide clubhouse services, an organization must comply with all of the following:
(a) Meet all requirements for applicable city, county and state licenses and inspections.
(b) Complete and submit an application for certification to the department.
(c) Successfully complete an on-site certification review by the department to determine compliance with the minimum clubhouse standards, as set forth in this chapter.
(d) Initial applicants that can show that they have all organizational structures and written policies in place, but lack the performance history to demonstrate that they meet minimum standards, may be granted initial certification for up to one year. Successful completion of an on-site certification review is required prior to the expiration of initial certification.
(2) Upon certification, clubhouses will undergo periodic on-site certification reviews.
(a) The frequency of certification reviews is determined by the on-site review score as follows:
(i) A compliance score of ninety percent or above results in the next certification review occurring in three years;
(ii) A compliance score of eighty percent to eighty-nine percent results in the next certification review occurring in two years;
(iii) A compliance score of seventy percent to seventy-nine percent results in the next certification review occurring in one year; or
(iv) A compliance score below seventy percent results in a probationary certification.
(b) Any facet of an on-site review resulting in a compliance score below ninety percent requires a plan of correction approved by the department.
(3) Probationary certification may be issued by the department if:
(a) A clubhouse fails to conform to applicable law, rules, regulations, or state minimum standards; or
(b) There is imminent risk to the individual's health and safety.
(4) The department may suspend or revoke a clubhouse's certification, or refuse to grant or renew a clubhouse's certification if a clubhouse fails to correct deficiencies as mutually agreed to in the plan of correction with the department.
(5) A clubhouse may appeal a certification decision by the department.
(a) To appeal a decision, the clubhouse must follow the procedure outlined in WAC 246-341-0370 and include the name, signature, and address of the clubhouse director.
(b) The hearing decision will be made according to the provisions of chapters 34.05 RCW and 246-10 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, ยง 246-341-0734, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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